Stoke City ace arrested for ‘assault’
LONDON - Agence France-PresseStoke City winger Jermaine Pennant has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman in a nightclub, the Press Association reported yesterday.
The 29-year-old has been bailed pending further inquiries into the incident in Manchester on Sunday, PA quoted sources as saying.
Two hours after the alleged attack, the player was involved in a car crash and charged with drunk-driving, driving while disqualified and having no insurance.
A Greater Manchester Police spokeswoman said: “At approximately 3.30am on Sunday April 29 a woman was assaulted at a nightclub on Barton Arcade, Manchester city centre.
“A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of Section 47 assault.” At 5:20 a.m. on Sunday, police were called to Sale, Greater Manchester, to reports that Pennant’s white BMW had been involved in a collision with a silver Audi.
The driver of the Audi was taken to hospital and treated for a minor back injury.
Pennant is due to appear at Trafford Magistrates’ Court on May 9 to answer the driving charges.